: Tangkhul Katamnao Saklong (TKS) organized a ‘Tangkhul public consultative meeting’ with Naga Students Federation (NSF) entourage on the ongoing imbroglio and impending Naga issues at Ukhrul Town Hall on July 24, which was attended by more than thousands of people from all walk of life.
The Naga Students Federation entourage was led by Andrew K. Ghome – Speaker Naga Students Federation, Tribunals and senior members of Naga Students Federation and accompanied by Esther, President Chakhesang Student Union and Mughato general secretary Sumi Students Union along with respective colleague.
The meeting was also attended by student leaders from ANSAM, President, Poumai Students Union, President, Maram Student’s Union, along with their respective Councils. The meeting started with prayer by Rev. Somi Kasomwoshi.
President Tangkhul Katamnao Saklong Wungnaoshang A. Shimray in his key note address said the vacuum created by severance of the ties with government of Manipur must be redressed by government of India with sincerity and urgency.
Naga Students Federation entourage reiterated that temporary suspension of economic-blockade was taken as per the assurance given by Prime Minister and Home Minister of India and Sushma Swaraj(Opposition Leader) after analyzing their assurance thoroughly, during Naga Students Federation sojourn at the capital.
The commitment and solidarity given by neighbouring student bodies was also a factor in temporary suspension of the economic-blockade stated Andrew K. Ghome in his address to the gathering.
He also added that temporary suspension of economic-blockade has given the privilege to visit and reach out to the people and also understand their sufferings and grievances.
The meeting expressed strong support to UNC declaration of July 1 - to severe all tie with government of Manipur and to declare ADC election 2010 as ‘Null and void’.
The meeting also strongly supported the UNC declaration for “alternative arrangement” for self-determination of the Naga in Southern Naga homeland. The meeting was concluded with a word of prayer by Rev. Aping Khamrang.